Sliding Off: Celebs Who Left the Stripper Pole for Stardom

November 3, 2011  |  
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Amber Rose

Unless this is your first time hearing about Amber Rose, your probably already knew that she was making a living back in the day doing exotic dancing. But for her, it was not a decision made by a misguided young adult, but something she got into as a straight-up teenager. A 15-year-old teenager! (Uh, what were YOU doing at the age of 15???) Not that she made it sound like it was a horrid time in her life: “I was a stripper since I was 15 years old. South Philly. I was a South Philly hood rat my whole life.” Oooookay. Well, we all know what came next. She got pulled out of the strip clubs, hopped in a music video or two, met Kanye West, he put her on BIG TIME, they broke up, and now she’s professing her love about another rapper he’s keeping her well-kept: Wiz Khalifa. This isn’t really that hard work type of success I was talking about, but I guess success is success and she’s no longer a South Philly hood rat like she once thought herself to be…

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